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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Six homeless after Mililani fire
Firefighters hose down the roof of a two-story Mililani townhouse that was severely damaged by fire yesterday morning. Fire investigators say a child playing with a lighter started the fire, which also damaged two adjacent units. A family of six was displaced from their home at 94-275 Kupulau Place. A mother, her infant daughter and 3-year-old son escaped uninjured from the 9:13 a.m. fire, said HFD Capt. Richard Soo.

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Teen assaulted; man surrenders

An 18-year-old woman escaped serious injury Monday when she was thrown off the Wilson Bridge near the entrance to Wahiawa town by her boyfriend.

The woman managed to grab the man, also 18, with whom she was arguing at about noon, as she was going over the railing, police said. The man and woman went over the bridge together and landed on the ground about 5 feet below.

Witnesses told police the man started to choke the woman but fled as people started gathering on the bridge.

The man surrendered to police at 12:40 p.m. Monday and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The argument involved allegations by the woman that her boyfriend stole money and jewelry from her to buy drugs, police said.

Diving spear guns stolen in Kona

Big Island police were looking for a thief or thieves who entered the Blue Water Hunter in the Kaloko light industrial area of Kailua last month and stole more than $4,000 worth of diving spear guns.

Police said that in the early morning of Nov. 24, burglars entered a window on the makai section of the building and stole a number of wooden Riff spear guns.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the identity of the thieves is asked to call Officer Edwin Buyten of the Kona Patrol at 326-4646 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime-Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.